Albert Robles was first elected in 1992 and is the youngest Director to ever have been elected to the WRD Board of Directors. He also bears the distinction of being the most senior member serving on the Board. He is chair of the Finance & Audit and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Committees.
Director Robles attended local public schools from kindergarten through high school. He graduated from high school with honors and received a scholarship to attend the University of Colorado. During his undergraduate studies, he studied abroad at universities in both Latin America and Europe. He received a B.A. from the University of Colorado and double-majored in Political Science and Latin American Studies.
In addition, Director Robles has a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California, where he was a USC Merit Scholarship recipient and presently serves as a mentor for other USC graduate students. He also served as a United States Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C. and received a Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.
Director Robles' professional experiences include working at one of the country's most prestigious law firms, teaching business law at local colleges, working as a Community Affairs Manager for one of the world's largest recycling companies, serving as the General Manager of a joint powers authority, and working as a Staff Assistant to a member of the U.S. Congress. In addition, Director Robles has served on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization and has received numerous certificates of appreciation and recognition from civic, community, and business organizations for his involvement in community service activities.
Director Robles currently serves as Treasurer on the WRD Board of Directors and represents Division Five, which includes the cities of: